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Two Workshops for Faculty Mentors (Advisors) on October 5

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Informed mentoring/advising of our students can be critical to their success, on-time graduation, and achieving their academic goals. The Degree Audit we’ve been using since 2021 is designed to help students and their faculty mentors better and more effectively communicate with each other about university and discipline-based requirements specific to each student as well as documentation of the student’s progression toward graduation.

In response to faculty requests, the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team is pleased to offer two sessions to help faculty learn more about the Degree Audit and how to use it as a tool for mentoring/advising students. Faculty may attend one or both workshops, and should RSVP planned attendance to one or both by sending an email to no later than 2pm the day of the session.

Faculty Development Workshop: Degree Audit Tutorial [NEW! Repeat of Monday October 3rd Session]]
October 5 from 11:10am-12:20pm in Sverdrup Hall 201
Description: Receive step-by-step, hands-on degree audit training from the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team. Feel free to bring your own laptop.
RSVP by 2 p.m. the day of the event by sending an email to

Faculty Development Workshop: Understanding a Degree Audit
October 5 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: The Registrar Office’s Graduation Team will lead you through sections of the degree audit to increase your understanding of the audit. Feel free to bring your own laptop, questions, and/or confusing audit examples.

As always, If you need accommodations for either of these sessions or have any questions, please contact

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 7 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus On Spring or Summer Break

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF


• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

Come to the Writing Center or Invite Us to Visit Your Class

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The Writing Center Is Open!

Our hours are:
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

Please use this form to let us know that you would like a Writing Center tutor to visit your class. A tutor (or the Director) will talk about why a student might want to visit the Writing Center, describe what happens in a tutoring session, and share information about our hours and location.

Class visits last for 5-10 minutes and are usually scheduled at the beginning of a class period. If you complete this form, we will email you to confirm the date and time of the visit.

Thank you for inviting a tutor into your classroom! We look forward to seeing your students at the Writing Center and hope we we can help them become more confident writers this semester.

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Need Fine Arts and Augsburg Experience – You’re in Luck

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Do something different this summer–explore a new region of Minnesota! Join this summer course to earn your Fine Arts credit *and* Augsburg Experience!


• Evening Course Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm, for 4 weeks beginning May 9 and ending June 3.

• Travel: This course will travel to Walnut Grove, Minnesota for 2 short residencies:
• Tuesday, May 23 – Friday, May 26
• Thursday, June 1- Saturday, June 3, including a public showing in Walnut Grove on June 2

Changing demographics, especially in rural communities, provide both challenges and opportunities for building strong and equity-minded communities. This course explores these challenges and opportunities with the goal of building community ties as well as connections between Augsburg University students and the residents of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

While in Walnut Grove, you will meet with community members and conduct interviews to learn more about the residents of the community and their history. Research, stories, and data will be collected and used as material to create a public presentation at the end of the class.
This is a great opportunity to earn credits in a new, dynamic way during summer, without interfering with work schedules, and other summer commitments!

Check the website below for more info and start an application!

Get all the details here

General Announcements

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due October 6

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The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due October 6. This is for programs that start in Spring, summer, fall 2023, or go for the academic year 23-24.

Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application. Feel free to contact the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions.

To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship

Have questions? Get in touch: or

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Vote for Homecoming Royalty: Gabriela and Barbara

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Please take a minute to go vote for Barbara and Gabriela for Homecoming Royalty. If you want to support us please spread the word and share our pictures with others. You can find our pictures on the ASAC Instagram 🙂

Thank you in advance!


Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

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This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form:

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University ( or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail:, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Event Announcements

Pan-Afrikan Student Services Presents Braid With M.K. Plaits

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The care and upkeep of black hair is so important. It creates a community with every two strand twists, braid and loc. Please join M.K. as she teaches us to perfect an art that we are already familiar with. Participation during the class is encouraged as we learn to love and manage our hair.

For any accommodation needs, please contact Pan-Afrikan Student Services at

Thursday Oct 20, 2022 ⋅ 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Central Time – Chicago)

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

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There will be an Augsburg Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners. This gathering is an opportunity for BIPOC faculty and staff to gather and build community in an informal setting.

To be added to the Google calendar invite for this event, please email

TODAY American College of Greece Info Open House 11:30-1pm

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American College of Greece (ACG) Exchange Semester program is a great opportunity for Auggies of any major to take a full semester of classes IN ENGLISH, and spend a semester in Greece, immersed in the campus community. Come learn more:

INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE American College of Greece

11:30am – 1:00pm – come anytime that you’re available

Marshall Room (in Christensen Center)

Like Augsburg, ACG is a welcoming campus in a major city, Athens! Students live in campus apartments with other ACG students. Campus services are all in English, and encompass many aspects of student life: library and study spaces, great athletics facilities, class sizes and teaching styles similar to Augsburg.

Auggies can study at ACG in fall or spring semesters – so come and learn more, ask your questions, or just get inspired.

Email us with questions:


American College of Greece Exchange Info Page

Homecoming Senior Royalty Elections Now Live

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Happy Homecoming Week! As part of our homecoming tradition, 8 seniors that had the highest amount of nominations are running for homecoming royalty. Elections are now live on our auggie life platform where you can learn more about the candidate and vote for your top picks for this year’s royalty! Voting closes Friday, October 7 at 12pm.

Attend the Taste of Augsburg Event this upcoming Saturday, October 8th, to find out who wins! Check out the other events this week by Augsburg Student Activities Council below!

Homecoming Schedule
10a.m.–12p.m. Build an Auggie Friend – Student Lounge

10 a.m.–12p.m. (or while supplies last) Homecoming Donuts – Christensen Center Lobby

4–10 p.m. Homecoming Procrastination 101 – Student Lounge

8–10 p.m. Red Hot Fire Starter Dance – Luther/Anderson Lawn

12p.m. Taste of Augsburg Coronation Ceremony – Murphy Square

Vote on Auggie Life Here

Chapel: Natalie Romero ’08

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am as we begin our Homecoming Chapel Series with a sermon by Natalie Romero ’08, Director of Youth and Family Ministry at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. Special music in chapel today is by students Sarah Runck and Renee Christensen. On Wednesday we have Kaylie Johnson ’17, Music Therapist at Fairview Health Services; on Thursday, Pastor Marty Wyatt ’12, Associate Pastor of Roseville Lutheran Church; and on Friday Pastor Babette Chatman ’06, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry, will preach. The series finishes with a Homecoming Worship service on Saturday morning at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel. Pastor John Schwehn, University Pastor, will preach at this service.

Coming Out Week Events

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Join Queer Pride Alliance for a week of events to celebrate Coming Out Week!

On Monday from 10am-11am stop by the Student Lounge in Christensen for coffee, tea, and baked goods as well as conversation! Faculty and staff more than welcome!

Celebrate National Coming Out Day on Tuesday by joining us in the Riverside Room from 5:30-6:30 for a coming out story time event. Come to either share your own coming out story or to just listen to others.

On Wednesday, come out to Murphy Square for a t-shirt tie-dye event!

Join QPA and ISO for a stress release day from 5:30-7 in the Student Lounge. There will be free food and free relaxation items!

Friday is the finale of Coming Out Week! It’s the drag/talent show in the Satern Auditorium! Starting at 7 come see local queens as well as your fellow students perform!

Greenhouse First Thursday: October 6

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Want to see what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month. We have some spectacular new additions to our arid collection, so come check out our succulent tables!

The next First Thursday is this week, October 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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